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Bafana Sink Zim To Edge Closer To World Cup Play-Offs

Bafana moved three focuses clear at the highest point of their 2022 World Cup qualifying bunch with a 1-0 triumph over Zimbabwe on Thursday night. 

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier 

Result: South Africa 1-0 Zimbabwe 

Date: 11 November 2021 

Setting: FNB Stadium 

Bafana rolled out three improvements from the success over Ethiopia, as Keagan Dolly and Percy Tau connected up in the assault, while Portugal-based midfielder Thibang Phete likewise got a beginning. 

The hosts looked agreeable in the initial trades, however the Warriors had the principal chance in the fifteenth moment after Ishmael Wadi caught a get field pass to go through on objective inside the container yet he side-footed his work wide. 

Nonetheless, Hugo Broos' charges took control from that point and broke the gridlock not long before the half-hour mark, with Teboho Mokoena gesturing home a cross from Dolly. 

Norman Mapeza's men rushed to shut Bafana down as the main half proceeded, yet they couldn't inconvenience Ronwen Williams who partook in a tranquil opening 45 minutes. 

Zimbabwe were compromising after the halftime break, yet Bafana immediately recovered force as Dolly verged on multiplying the lead for the hosts soon after the hour-mark with a twisting strike that was parried over the bar by goalkeeper Petros Mhari. 

The game opened up after that and Bongokuhle Hlongwane got an opportunity to twofold the lead for Bafana 17 minutes before time after a wreck by Dolly inside the crate yet he shot his half-volley over the bar. 

Broos was hoping to deal with the game as of now with a strategic change, as Ethan Brooks supplanted Tau yet Bafana were taking steps to take care of the game in the perishing minutes, as Hlongwane approached with a circling strike that was tipped into the bar by Mhari. 

Eventually, Mokoena's first-half objective was sufficient to do the occupation as South Africa clutched move three focuses clear at the highest point of the gathering. 

Here's the way they began: 

South Africa: Williams, Mobbie, Ngcobo, De Reuck, Mashego, Phete, Mokoena, Dolly, Tau, Hlongwane, Makgopa. 

Subs: Mothwa, Brooks, Mmodi, Blom, Zuke, Malepe, Lakay, Sithole, Mdantsane, Donn, Bvuma. 

Zimbabwe: Mhari, Chimwemwe, Galloway, Madzongwe, Takwara, Kangwa, Nakamba, Sarupinda, Billiat, Wadi, Moyo


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